Biology of Skates


ISBN: 978-1-4020-9702-7 (Print) 978-1-4020-9703-4 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VI

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-4

    Preface: Biology of skates

  3. Chapter

    Pages 5-18

    Biodiversity and systematics of skates (Chondrichthyes: Rajiformes: Rajoidei)

  4. Chapter

    Pages 19-39

    Southern African skate biodiversity and distribution

  5. Chapter

    Pages 41-57

    Food habits of the sandpaper skate, Bathyraja kincaidii (Garman, 1908) off central California: seasonal variation in diet linked to oceanographic conditions

  6. Chapter

    Pages 59-73

    Food habits of the longnose skate, Raja rhina (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880), in central California waters

  7. Chapter

    Pages 75-90

    Dietary comparisons of six skate species (Rajidae) in south-eastern Australian waters

  8. Chapter

    Pages 91-114

    Comparative feeding ecology of four sympatric skate species off central California, USA

  9. Chapter

    Pages 115-131

    Standardized diet compositions and trophic levels of skates (Chondrichthyes: Rajiformes: Rajoidei)

  10. Chapter

    Pages 133-149

    Normal embryonic development in the clearnose skate, Raja eglanteria, with experimental observations on artificial insemination

  11. Chapter

    Pages 151-159

    Endocrinological investigation into the reproductive cycles of two sympatric skate species, Malacoraja senta and Amblyraja radiata, in the western Gulf of Maine

  12. Chapter

    Pages 161-169

    Morphological variation in the electric organ of the little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) and its possible role in communication during courtship

  13. Chapter

    Pages 171-178

    Reproductive biology of Rioraja agassizi from the coastal southwestern Atlantic ecosystem between northern Uruguay (34°S) and northern Argentina (42°S)

  14. Chapter

    Pages 179-186

    Profiling plasma steroid hormones: a non-lethal approach for the study of skate reproductive biology and its potential use in conservation management

  15. Chapter

    Pages 187-202

    Age and growth estimates for the smooth skate, Malacoraja senta, in the Gulf of Maine

  16. Chapter

    Pages 203-217

    Age, growth, maturity, and mortality of the Alaska skate, Bathyraja parmifera, in the eastern Bering Sea

  17. Chapter

    Pages 219-230

    Age and growth of the roughtail skate Bathyraja trachura (Gilbert 1892) from the eastern North Pacific

  18. Chapter

    Pages 231-243

    Age and growth of big skate (Raja binoculata) and longnose skate (R. rhina) in the Gulf of Alaska